Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
The design of the rooftop wind turbine is important for several reasons. Aesthetics is one of the larger reasons homeowners today would want to put a renewable energy generator atop their houses. Also rooftop wind generators can be a status symbol that one is doing ones part to help the environment create jobs for others and lower bills in these tough economic times. Some wind turbines make more noise than others. The biggest complaint about a series of rooftop wind turbines placed at the Logan International Airport in Boston has been from an office worker below that says they make too much noise.
One of the first things to consider when looking at roof venues is the environment around it. It is an outside wedding and you want to make sure that your little paradise will not be disrupted by the sounds of a busy highway below or a steady stream of airplanes above. Spend some time at each potential venue at the same time of day you would have your ceremony or reception start to get a good feel for what will be going on in the area at that time. Also take into consideration how windy the spot is and if there will be adequate shade on a hot sunny day.
Doing your gardening on the roof also helps put off water from the rain. So you can count on your garden plants to soak in some of that rain runoff before the water level rises. Aside from rain runoff your roof garden can also act as an insulator. Your plants will be the ones to absorb the daily dose of sunlight. Rooftop gardening can also help promote a temporary shelter for birds. They may be able to dwell in this area for the time being.